Over 2 weeks since my last post. Shame, shame on me!
Well, what's been going on with me. A whole lot a' nuthin' besides the job search and taking care of house-y type stuff that looks like it would only take an hour or so to do but ends up taking most of the day. I honestly don't know how I did it when I was working, I think I used to "slick" housekeep, not doing a thorough job but "slicking" it to make it look presentable and hiding the rest. Now, I'm actually doing a complete job and I'm embarassed to tell you that I'm embarassed at the housekeeper that I am. I used to blame alot of things on our critters (dragging in dirt from the barn, the cats and the dog) and the DH. But, now that I have "time", I'm realizing that I was a large contributor to the state of affairs at Chez Dirt. Oh, say it's not so! But it IS! Hopefully, my house drudgery now will prevent me from house fudgery later on when I get back to work (which isn't looking like any time soon).
I am actively being courted by a recruiter for a firm in Nashua NH. It would mean me moving away in order to take this job if it presents itself. The DH and I talked about it and it's doable for awhile until the economy in NY rights itself. The job would look fabulous on my resume, it's management and dealing with medical device compliance. But there are a couple of glitches, I've managed teams but never a department and although I have experience in medical compliance, my previous employer was not a final device manufacturer so we were not involved with FDA submissions or QSR 820. Weak areas in my work experience. But nothing I couldn't handle. It's convincing the company to take a chance on a rookie who would have to learn by doing instead of hitting the ground running.
Stitching wise, I sorta lost my mojo during the last heat wave and the last round of resume rejections. I switched my focus from stitching on Done By Me and the BeeMan to small things for Halloween. (Although BeeMan is so close to being done I might just finish it off and use my 60% off Michaels coupon to get it framed.) I've stitched Halloween from Lizzie Kate that I want to make into a long cube and I'm working on a little witch from The Cricket Collection and Candy Corn from With Thy Needle and Thread. I found the bestest frame for the witch at HomeGoods (my BFF store!). I'll post pictures soon. We are having a blessed day of gentle rain (sorry Texas) that my gardens sorely needed but it's not conducive to photoshoots. The light is not present so the pictures taken with my little camera wouldn't do the designs justice.
If you could, please keep my boy and all the soldiers in your prayers, I read today that 31 of our finest were killed today. I'm sure the news is weighing heavily on him. And he's been working around the clock, on what he can not tell me, so I know it's not good.
So sorry for the long winded, un-pictured post but I did want to check in to say I'm HERE!! (waving to everyone new and old). Thanks for dropping by...until next time...